Welcome to the new world of Digital Workstation. We are thrilled to introduce Genos to you! We will keep updating this website to bring you the latest information about Genos. Before development could start, we needed to make a plan. We visited many Digital Workstation players to gather their ideas and opinions about a new product and discovered they wanted something which would beat their expectations, something surprising and exciting! So, we went back to the drawing board and made plans not just for a new flagship but for an entirely new generation of Yamaha Digital Workstation. We call it “Genos”. With Genos, we wish musical fulfillment to everyone “generating” music with it. Designer's story To design Genos I needed to understand how the instrument will be used in real life. So I travelled to many venues and experienced Digital Workstations being played live at a variety of music events. From the performers view a clean, unobtrusive shape is preferred, allowing them to concentrate on delivering their performance. As an audience member, I noticed I mostly saw the bulky and boxy backside of keyboards, which created a barrier between the audience and performer. I imagined a design with a Static shape for the performer and a Dynamic shape for the audience. I wanted to emphasize the performer, to make them stand out on stage, to allow for connection between musician and audience. To do this I used an arc shape, which is a reflection of the musician’s arms, introducing dynamics and movement to the design, synchronizing musician, Genos and audience. I really hope you enjoy playing and watching performances on the Genos.